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07/25/2017 12:57 PM
Trying to Keep the Noise Down
In electronic components and systems, noise is inevitable. While it can’t be stopped, it can be measured and understood to the point where its effects can be overcome.
07/25/2017 07:11 AM
Metamaterial Loads Provide Compact Matches
The unique magnetic properties of ferrite substrate material can be harnessed for a wideband coplanar-waveguide impedance transformer capable of matching a 200-Ω load to a 50-Ω line.
07/21/2017 11:42 AM
Keysight Hires Vice President for Communications Group
Mirroring its shift into software tools that probe wireless networks, Keysight Technologies is refreshing its executive ranks and creating a new role to convey that strategy to customers.
The company announced on Friday that Satish Dhanasekaran had t
07/18/2017 01:21 PM
Can MEMS Deliver for 5G Mobile Networks?
So much promise has been laid on MEMS technology as a solution for countless problems, but with the coming of 5G wireless networks, MEMS components may finally have a chance to perform.
07/18/2017 01:12 PM
Get the Most Scope for Your Dollar
By matching an oscilloscope’s capabilities to your applications' needs, an optimum match can be made between price and performance.
07/18/2017 11:43 AM
University Adds RF Testing at Low Cost
Getting a program up and running is not easy, especially when you want to teach students how to use expensive tools like VNAs. However, UCM in Spain mapped out a successful plan.
07/18/2017 09:33 AM
Electromagnetic Simulation Software Tools to Watch
Our list includes industry stalwarts that switch between solvers to analyze emissions and coupling issues, as well as under-the-radar tools from Mician and Sonnet Software with more focused capabilities.
07/17/2017 10:32 AM
Manual Probe System Positioned for THz Testing
This stable, precise probe station and companion test probes provide the capabilities to make measurements at the limits of commercial VNAs, and well into the THz frequency range.
07/14/2017 08:08 AM
Gallery: What’s Happening in RF Energy Technology?
Solid-state RF energy is one area to keep an eye on. With several companies at the forefront, solid-state RF technology is being pushed for various applications from cookin to plasma ignition to RF lighting.
07/13/2017 10:04 PM
Lockheed Martin Invests in Terran Orbital's Nanosatellites
Lockheed Martin has signed contracts worth hundred of millions of dollars to build satellites the size of Easter Island statues. But now the company is putting some money toward satellites that could fit inside a breadbox.
Lockheed Martin's venture c
07/12/2017 01:00 PM
Gallery: 9 New Microwave and RF Products You Should Know
Whether you are looking for gain blocks or attenuators, Microwaves & RF has you covered the latest components to optimize your product, device, or system. Here are nine that our editors flagged in recent weeks.
07/11/2017 01:56 PM
Low-Loss Cables Connect to 40 GHz
These rugged cables stand the test of multiple mating cycles in measurement systems requiring high durability with extremely low insertion and return losses through 40 GHz.
07/10/2017 01:59 PM
Speed Up Your Next Test System
Optimize a PXI test system for faster speeds in any of five different stages, from instrument selection to data processing.
07/10/2017 12:07 PM
Engineers: TV’s New Reality Stars
Years ago, there was mostly a sense of anonymity in the engineering profession. No longer, though, as a STEM-fueled trend in television continues to rewrite that script.
07/07/2017 06:45 AM
5G’s Impact on the Test Arena
Philippe Garreau, chairman of the Microwave Vision Group (MVG), discusses why over-the-air testing will be needed for 5G.
07/07/2017 06:30 AM
Analog Signal Generator Vanquishes Phase Noise
This high-performance test signal source is available in various configurations covering as wide as 9 kHz to 20 GHz with generous output power and extremely low phase noise and harmonics.
07/06/2017 12:11 PM
UWB for IoT?
Ultrawideband technology could be an undiscovered option for some IoT applications.
07/06/2017 08:14 AM
Rohde & Schwarz Finds New Vice President for Test Equipment Unit
The former vice president of signal generators, audio analyzers, and power meters at Rohde & Schwarz is taking a top role at the test equipment maker.
On Monday, the company announced that Andreas Pauly would be the new executive vice president
06/29/2017 01:44 PM
Software Predicts How Millimeter Waves Bounce Off Walls
New simulation software predicts how millimeter waves scatter off walls, buildings, and other objects. It also calculates how the scattered radio waves impact signal power.
Remcom announced on Wednesday that the latest version of its radio propagatio
06/28/2017 04:42 PM
Taking the Pulse of China's Semiconductor Industry
The latest Chinese industrial policy, Made in China 2025, came out two years ago with an emphasis on semiconductors, fanning the nation's ambition to become a global superpower in microchips.
But semiconductor experts at the Design Automation Confere
06/28/2017 10:44 AM
Nikola Labs Raises Funds for Radio Energy Harvesters
Nikola Labs, a start-up with a radio energy harvesting chip in development, recently said that it had surpassed $2 million in total funding from investors.
When the company's latest funding round closed in April, Nikola Labs said that it was on sched
06/26/2017 12:49 PM
Imagine Life Without Interference
One startup company is aiming to overcome the ever-present issue of interference that plagues wireless communications.
06/26/2017 11:44 AM
Packaging Provides Microwave Protection
Whether a device is made to fit a package or the package designed for the device, the best packages are those that are least noticed under all operating conditions.
06/23/2017 05:35 PM
Microsemi Buys Surface Acoustic Wave Filter Manufacturer
Last year, Microsemi sold its custom electronics and RF businesses for $300 million to Mercury Systems, which sells parts for satellites and missile guidance systems. Now it is restocking its defense business with parts that sort signals by frequency
06/23/2017 11:50 AM
Balance Microwave LPF Responses with CSRRs
Adding complementary-split-ring-resonators to the ground planes of microstrip filters can result in sharper cutoff-frequency responses with low loss and flat amplitude across the passband.
06/23/2017 10:21 AM
Low-Noise Amplifier Aids TDD Small Cells
This MMIC LNA design includes bias, ESD, and power-down circuitry for reduced cost and parts count in support of 3G and 4G wireless small cell stations.
06/23/2017 08:25 AM
Inside Track: Speaking the Language of IIoT
Scott Allen from FreeWave Technologies shares his thoughts on topics like the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and frequency-hopping spread-spectrum (FHSS) technology.
06/21/2017 11:22 AM
Our Schools Need You
Technology will increasingly change the way we work, which means it’s crucial that we revisit how we’re teaching and training our kids to build the next generation of workers.
06/14/2017 02:04 PM
Gallery: Everything We Saw At IMS 2017
Last week, Microwaves & RF chronicled the the 2017 International Microwave Symposium in Hawaii, the annual powwow for companies and engineers in the high-frequency industry. Here are some views of the show floor, taken by our editors, where we go
06/13/2017 08:27 AM
“Re-Caffeinate” a Radar System Design
This application note demonstrates how design software can be utilized to design an end-to-end frequency-modulated-continuous-wave (FMCW) radar system.
06/12/2017 08:05 AM
Once Again, IMS Was Worth the Trip
As evidenced by last week's extravaganza in Honolulu, the International Microwave Symposium remains the premiere event of the RF/microwave industry.
06/12/2017 07:12 AM
DARPA Looks to BAE Systems for Improved UAS Technology
DARPA’s CONCERTO program seeks a UAS electronic payload that is capable of instantly switching among multiple functions, such as intelligence, surveillance, command and control, networking, and combat operations.
06/07/2017 08:33 PM
Gallery: What IMS 2017 Has Shown Us So Far
Microwaves & RF is making the rounds at the 2017 International Microwave Symposium in Hawaii. Our editors have been busy meeting with everybody who's anybody in the high-frequency industry and here are ten views of what they have seen at the trad
06/07/2017 12:00 PM
Frequency Synthesizers Come On Strong at IMS
Frequency synthesizers provide the stable high-frequency signals for transmit and receive functions in many systems, and advances continue to be made in this technology. As evidence, Micro Lambda Wireless (booth No. 1101) introduced the Luxyn™ freque
06/07/2017 11:41 AM
Generating Signals for 5G Systems
Part of preparing for the higher-frequency signals in portions of 5G wireless communications networks will be generating signals at millimeter-wave frequencies, and the 2017 IMS exhibition featured a number of companies with deep experience in circui
06/07/2017 11:27 AM
Integration Provides Compact Functionality
While many attendees to the 2017 IMS exhibition were preparing for 5G, Peregrine Semiconductor at booth No. 1042 was showing some of its capabilities in high-level integration, with practical switching solutions that were also well qualified for 4G a